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09/24/2014 at 3:28 am #304905SuryaGuest
I’m facing some issues with the connections plugin. The connections plugin is displaying different catergory for an entry. The following screenshots will explain the issue in detail
When i search dubai public library in google search, i get a result of that, but the category of the entry is incorrect.
This is the actual entry details. This entry is under libraries category.
I’m using yoast seo plugin in my site.
Please let me know how to sort this issue.
Surya.09/24/2014 at 9:21 am #304959Steven ZahmKeymaster
The likely cause is the way you have setup the site’s structure with cMap.
It appears you have multiple parent directory pages which use the category shortcode option to limit the list to a specific category. This is fine, but you also left the category select drop down enabled on these pages which allows the user to filter by the other categories. Since you’ve setup this up manually rather than letting Connections/cMap handle the category filtering, again, which is fine, but … you should disable the category drop down on those parent pages as Google will, at their discretion, follow the likes within a drop down. If you not sure what I mean by your parent category pages, here are a few examples:
To disable the category drop down select you need to add
[connections]shortcode on everyone of your parent category pages.
After you do this, the other pages should eventually, at Google’s discretion, be removed from the search results. Fortunately this is only a few pages according to this search of your site:
Hope that helps!09/25/2014 at 1:13 am #305131SuryaGuest
I can’t disable that category drop down filter. I have purchased cmaps for filter and maps. Is there any other way to solve this issue?
I have constructed that directory by taking this site as a reference
Please provide me an alternative solution.
Surya.09/25/2014 at 9:09 am #305138Steven ZahmKeymaster
Alternative, well, you could have a single page and let the user use the category select to choose the categories rather than having your own manually created category landing pages.
The reference site … if you notice, it is possibly a custom solution built on top of another CMS, not WordPress and Connections so it is not an apples to apples comparison. Also, you may notice how the category drop does not allow a selection of a category at all which is effectively the same as disabling it per my suggestion in the previous reply.
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